I never thought that I would end up trying the starving method or intermittent fasting in my lifetime. I saw the word fasting and all I could think about was starving. I love to eat too much to starve myself, especially Mexican and Filipino food. But then, the blood results were in and it reported nothing bu bad things about my health. For years, I have been in denial and I have tried to fight the fact that I have to watch what I eat, exercise on a regular, and take a whole bunch of meds. I was already exercising a lot, but the other two things on the list were always challenging. I somehow felt like I was going to become a statistic unless I truly got a handle on my health.
I made it a mission to do the research and figure out which method or strategies were going to be the most beneficial for me. There’s a ton of research that intermittent fasting can reverse the negative effects of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and other debilitating diseases. I was listening and I wanted to know more. The next great thing that happened, was that I met one of my mentors, Tom Bilyeu, in person during ComicCon in San Diego this past year and he talked extensively on the positive effects of fasting on his instagram and YouTube channel. He has done major research and interviewed many experts in health and nutrition. I completely respect his philosophy of life and approaches to things so it was very easy to talk to him about it when I saw him. He made me realize that anyone could do it, but he said that only a few will choose to do it. I felt challenged and although it took me about 6 months to decide, here I am reporting out my 3 week progress.
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Why do most people collect stuff? I recall when I started my school counseling career and every note that I got from my students went into a special bin. The reason I collected them for over 20 years, is that they were my source of energy and my inspiration especially when times got challenging.
Collections can remind us of people, places and things that were special and impactful in a positive way. They can take us back through time when things were fun and happy. It is those items that can make us feel secure and accepted.
Collections can help us cope with some feelings that we weren’t able to express as children or even adults. They are a form of physical expression without us having to say anything. A piece of comic book art can remind you of yourself and the powers that you wish you would’ve had or helped you pretend you had.
Collecting is a beautiful art! It takes research, organization, and a passion! It gives us energy and it gives us drive. It empowers us to do what we do best as humans and that is to connect. There are a ton of people who come together to celebrate their hobby.
I love watching everyone come and go at ComicCon with their newly collected action figures, art, movies, posters, signatures, and etc. And even in the midsts of making your way through thousands of people that weekend, they are amongst the most nicest people you will ever meet. They are intensely patient and courteous for the love of collecting and being in the presence of the same type as them. It is a beautiful harmonious dance to witness!
Keep collecting and keep dancing!
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